JOHANNESBURG; Nov. 25, 2019 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been ranked the #1 Employer in Professional Services and #3 overall in South Africa at the Top Employer Awards 2019. These awards certify Accenture for the tenth year running as an employer with a continuous focus on ensuring their employment practices and policies are world-class. The prestigious awards ceremony was held on Thursday, 21 November 2019 in Sandton.

“These two accolades place us way ahead of our competitors, highlighting aspects of our employee value index—the fact that we put our people at the centre of all we do,” says Vukani Mngxati, Chief Executive Officer for Accenture, Africa. The firm attributes its success to continuously improving the employee experience by promoting work/life integration, empowering women to get to equal, and a focus on healthy living and well-being.

Accenture has been an advocate for equality and diversity in the workplace and received numerous other awards for having implemented sustainable disability programmes to enhance skills and provide employment opportunities for people with disabilities. “We believe that diversity makes us stronger, smarter and more innovative. Our efforts to accommodate people with different capabilities in the private sector helps us better serve the needs of our clients, our people and our communities,” says Mngxati.

For the past 28 years, the Top Employer Institute’s Awards have recognised organisations with an employee-centric strategy, driven by a highly engaged and motivated workforce. These high-performing organisations have positively impacted the lives of approximately 541,000 employees in Africa with the world-class HR conditions they currently have in place.

“Being placed first in the professional services category and third amongst all companies in the running for the awards in the country is a huge accolade for our people. It is a testament of the great effort we put daily into growing our company and careers, while delivering value-driven solutions to our clients,” Mngxati concludes.

Accenture was officially certified at the annual Certification Dinner where they became part of an exclusive global “employer of choice” community, achieving certified excellence in employee conditions for the next year.

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 492,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

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Jonathan Mahapa
Accenture
+27 11 208 3947
jonathan.mahapa@accenture.com

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